26 Hours of Prayer

Within hours of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school, it was obvious that prayer was going to be essential in the coming days.  Since then, we have seen God’s presence working as His people all over the world have lifted up prayers on behalf of Newtown. 

It is evident that the power of prayer has brought this community peace and comfort. 

Newtown Christian Church would like to invite you to join with them in “26 HOURS OF PRAYER” for the victims and families of this tragedy.  We are committing to 26 continuous hours, one hour for each family, of focused prayer, closing with a special worship service.


We invite you to join us at the Newtown Meeting House where we will gather to pray.  This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend.  Each family has been assigned an hour, in which we will publicly and silently pray for them.  We will provide a list of suggested items to pray for, should you need guidance.  We hope that you will be able to come pray with us at some point, whether it is for 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 26 hours.  If you are not able to join us, please consider praying from your home following this schedule:

Prayer schedule:

5:00pm-The Family of Charlotte Bacon

6:00pm- The Family of Daniel Barden

7:00pm- The Family of Rachel Davino

8:00pm- The Family of Olivia Engel

9:00pm- The Family of Josephine Gay

10:00pm- The Family of Ana Marquez-Greene

11:00pm- The Family of Dylan Hockley

12:00am- The Family of Dawn Hochsprung

1:00am- The Family of Madeleine Hsu

2:00am- The Family of Catherine Hubbard

3:00am- The Family of Chase Kowalski

4:00am- The Family of Jesse Lewis

5:00am- The Family of James Mattioli

6:00am- The Family of Grace McDonnell

7:00am- The Family of Anne Marie Murphy

8:00am- The Family of Emilie Parker

9:00am- The Family of Jack Pinto

10:00am- The Family of Noah Pozner

11:00am- The Family of Caroline Previdi

12:00pm- The Family of Jessica Rekos

1:00pm- The Family of Avielle Richman

2:00pm- The Family of Lauren Rousseau

3:00pm- The Family of Mary Sherlach

4:00pm- The Family of Victoria Soto

5:00pm- The Family of Benjamin Wheeler

6:00pm- The Family of Allison Wyatt

7:15pm-8:15pm- Special Worship Service 

We will be closing out this event with a special worship service on Saturday night.  This service is open to anyone who wishes to come, even if you were unable to attend the 26 hours of prayer.   We will spend some time in prayer for the community & first responders,  hear a message from Jack Tanner, pastor of Newtown Christian Church.  We will be joined by Jon Henninger and his team from Mt. Vernon Illinios to lead us in worship for the night.


There are a number of churches across the country that are participating in this event with us.  If you have a church home that you think might like to participate in this event, please contact us at 26hoursofprayer@gmail.com for more details.

This map shows all of the places around the country (and world!) where Churches, and people, have agreed to join us in prayer for this event!
*updated Feb 19, 2013*


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. 

Email: 26hoursofprayer@gmail.com

Newtown Christian Church

210 Sugar Street

Newtown, CT 06470

Phone: (203)426-6189           

Church  email: Newtowncc@me.co

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